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IN RE: MUSHROOM DIRECT PURCHASER ANTITRUST LITIGATION

  1. February 14, 2018

    Mushroom Farms To Settle Price-Fixing MDL Class Action

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday granted preliminary approval to two mushroom farms looking to pay a combined $375,000 to settle out of broader class-action multidistrict litigation accusing growers and sellers of the fungi of a price-fixing conspiracy.

  2. December 22, 2016

    Mushroom Buyers Button Up Class Cert. In Price-Fixing MDL

    A Pennsylvania federal judge has granted class certification to a group of mushroom purchasers who accuse growers and sellers of the fungi of a price-fixing conspiracy, according to an opinion unsealed Thursday in the long-running multidistrict litigation.

  3. November 4, 2015

    Mushroom Growers Push For Pause Of Price-Fixing MDL

    A group of mushroom growers caught in multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy urged a Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday to pause the case pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court related to proving injuries on a classwide basis, saying the buyers’ injury model presents the same questions.

  4. April 24, 2015

    Mushroom Growers Say 3rd Circ. Ruling Foils Class Cert. Bid

    Mushroom growers ensnared in multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy asked a Pennsylvania federal court Thursday to examine a recent Third Circuit decision vacating class certification in an antitrust case that mushroom purchasers have cited in support of class certification.

  5. October 17, 2014

    Mushroom Collective Gets OK For 3rd Circ. Antitrust Appeal

    A Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the mushroom market has allowed a collective of mushroom growers and sellers to appeal to the Third Circuit a five-year-old ruling that they are not immune to antitrust claims under federal law.

  6. August 7, 2013

    Giant Eagle, Grower Settle Mushroom Antitrust Suit

    Retail grocer Giant Eagle Inc. settled its antitrust claims against a Texas-based grower in Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday, halting a suit related to ongoing multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the mushroom industry.

  7. October 22, 2012

    Mushroom Co. Can't Beat Sanctions In Price-Fixing MDL

    The judge presiding over multidistrict litigation alleging a conspiracy to hike mushroom prices overruled objections on Monday from mushroom company M.D. Basciani & Sons Inc. over sanctions, saying a magistrate judge had not erred when issuing sanctions for document destruction.

  8. January 20, 2012

    Giorgio Settles Mushroom Price-Fixing MDL

    Giorgio Foods Inc., one of the largest mushroom growers in the U.S., settled a lawsuit on Wednesday related to an ongoing multidistrict litigation over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the mushroom industry.